Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||14 Oct 1905|
Career informationDESSIÈ (C.C. C.O.): from 12.10.1939 to 02.06.1940.
BENEDETTO BRIN(C.C. C.O.): from 05.06.1940 to 18.06.1940.
DAGABUR(C.C. C.O.): from 20.06.1940 to 25.07.1940.
DESSIÈ(C.C. C.O.): from 02.07.1940 to 17.09.1940.
From 20.09.1940 to at least early 1943, served as BETASOM Uff. Coll.
Commands listed for Fausto Sestini
|Dessiè (DE)||Coastal / Sea going||C.C.||12 Oct 1939||2 Jun 1940|
|Benedetto Brin (BR, I.23)||Ocean going||C.C.||5 Jun 1940||18 Jun 1940|
|Dagabur (DA)||Coastal / Sea going||C.C.||20 Jun 1940||25 Jul 1940|
|Dessiè (DE)||Coastal / Sea going||C.C.||2 Jul 1940||17 Sep 1940|
Ships hit by Fausto SestiniNo ships hit by this Commander.
War patrols listed for Fausto Sestini
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Dessiè (DE)||31 May 1940||1057||Taranto||31 May 1940||1125||Taranto||0,5||Docked?|
|1.||Benedetto Brin (BR, I.23)||9 Jun 1940||1422||Augusta||15 Jun 1940||0733||Augusta||915||Patrollled between Pantelleria and Tunisian coast near 36°50'N, 11°30'E.|
|13 Jun 1940||1404||36° 50'N, 11° 30'E|
|At 1404, two Italian torpedo-boats of the ALTAIR class were sighted at 4,000 metres, steering 180°, 24 knots. They were Antares and Aldebaran who had been ordered to destroy a derelict Greek freighter. The vessel was Makis (3,546 GRT, built 1906), mined near Pantelleria. The submarine saw them passing at a distance. The two torpedo boats dropped depth charges, but this is not recorded in the submarine report.|
|Dagabur (DA)||20 Jun 1940||Taranto||25 Jul 1940||Taranto||Refitting at Taranto.|
|Dessiè (DE)||26 Jul 1940||0752||Taranto||26 Jul 1940||1735||Taranto||62,3||Trials.|
|Dessiè (DE)||27 Jul 1940||1024||Taranto||27 Jul 1940||1210||Taranto||62,3||Trials.|
|Dessiè (DE)||31 Jul 1940||0933||Taranto||31 Jul 1940||1835||Taranto||43,7||Trials.|
|Dessiè (DE)||1 Aug 1940||0625||Taranto||1 Aug 1940||1705||Taranto||61,8||Exercises.|
|Dessiè (DE)||2 Aug 1940||0642||Taranto||2 Aug 1940||1215||Taranto||36,5||Exercises.|
|2.||Dessiè (DE)||3 Aug 1940||2220||Taranto||20 Aug 1940||1630||Augusta||1683||Patrolled southwest of Crete, between 34°20'N and 35°12'N, and between 23°00'E and 24°00'E, with Dagabur in an adjacent area.|
|Dessiè (DE)||22 Aug 1940||1010||Taranto||22 Aug 1940||1030||Augusta||0,7||Docked?|
|Dessiè (DE)||3 Sep 1940||Time?||Augusta||3 Sep 1940||Time?||Augusta||2,5||Trials.|
|Dessiè (DE)||6 Sep 1940||1225||Augusta||7 Sep 1940||0418||Augusta||131,9||Trials to test hydrophones, at various depths, with the Porto Palo Station. Unsuccessful experiment.|
|Dessiè (DE)||8 Sep 1940||Time?||Augusta||8 Sep 1940||Time?||Augusta||0,5||Docked?|
|Dessiè (DE)||9 Sep 1940||Time?||Augusta||9 Sep 1940||Time?||Augusta||0,5||Undocked?|
|Dessiè (DE)||10 Sep 1940||Time?||Augusta||10 Sep 1940||Time?||Augusta||1||Trials?|
|Dessiè (DE)||13 Sep 1940||Time?||Augusta||13 Sep 1940||Time?||Augusta||6,4||Exercises?.|
16 entries. 16 total patrol entries (2 marked as war patrols) and 1 events.